Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex 1.7 oz (50 g)
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  • product details

    Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB®

    • Superior protection from UVB and skin aging UVA rays
    • Exclusive anti-oxidant blend with pure Vitamin E
    • Lightweight, non-greasy

    #1 Dermatologist Recommended Facial Moisturizer

    Editor's Choice Award Allure 2008

    Complete daily moisturizer with superior anti-aging moisturizer with superior anti-aging sun protection.

    Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex®, an advanced patented sunscreen complex, provides superior anti-aging sun protection plus moisturization in a lightweight, non-greasy formula with Vitamin E that absorbs quickly, keeping skin hydrated all day and helping to prevent future environmental sun damage that may accelerate the signs of skin aging.

    Protects | Helps screen out UVB burning rays and UVA skin aging rays to help prevent premature lines and wrinkles caused by the sun.  Provides exceptional deep cellular skin protection.

    Prevents | Exclusive anti-oxidant blend with pure Vitamin E helps prevent environmental damage that may accelerate the signs of skin aging.

    Moisturizes | Lightweight, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and keeps skin hydrated all day.

    What is Helioplex?  Helioplex® is groundbreaking technology that offers balanced, broad-spectrum protection against both sunburn causing UVB rays and UVA rays that accelerate the signs of aging.  Its strong UVA defense helps stop skin aging rays from penetrating through surface layers for exceptional deep cellular protection.

    The sun's UVA and UVB rays damage skin differently.
    UVB rays harm the skin's surface and are the primary cause of sunburn.  UVA's more penetrating rays damage collagen and elastin that results in the signs of premature aging: n fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, age spots.

    This product is:

    • Dermatologist tested
    • Allergy tested
    • Non-comedogenic
    • Fragrance-free

    As a part of your daily skincare regimen, Neutrogena recommends:

    • Neutrogena Ageless Essential™ Continuous Hydration Moisture Night
    • Neutrogena Ageless Essentials™ Continuous Hydration Moisture Eye
    • Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives™ Anti-Oxidant booster Serum

    Questions? 1-800-582-4048

    Made in the USA of domestic and foreign components.

    Warnings

    For external use only.  Avoid contact with eyes.  If contact occurs, flush thoroughly with water.  Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear.  Keep out of reach of children.  If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

    Sun Alert:  UV exposure from the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, premature skin aging, and other skin damage.  It is important to decrease UV exposure by limiting time in the sun, wearing protective clothing, and using a sunscreen.

    ®T.M. (M.R.) ©Dist. by Neutrogena Corp.

  • ingredients
    Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (12%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (2.35%), Oxybenzone (6%)

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Triloxane, Diethylhexyl 2, 6 Naphthalate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG 100 Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethyhexylglycerin, Pantothenic Acid, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), BHT, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Hydrogenated Palm Glyceride, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Alcohol
  • reviews

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    Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz
     
    3.8

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    76%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Goes on smoothly (16)
    • Long lasting (15)
    • Absorbs quickly (14)
    • Moisturizes well (14)
    • Softens skin (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • After shower/bath (4)
      • Deep moisturization (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Budget shopper (12), Brand buyer (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for summer

      This is a great summertime moisturizer with a full sprectrum sunscreen. Even though I have worked in luxury skincare, I still go back to Neutrogena because this product really works when the temperature and...Read complete review

      This is a great summertime moisturizer with a full sprectrum sunscreen. Even though I have worked in luxury skincare, I still go back to Neutrogena because this product really works when the temperature and humidity rise. Expensive moisturizers tend to appear greasy, but Healthy Defense absorbs quickly and makeup does not slide off in two minutes.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Causes BREAKOUTS

      I loved that it had SPF 50 and I felt relieved being protected from long term exposure to UV rays. However I noticed I started breaking out after using this product. I rarely get...Read complete review

      I loved that it had SPF 50 and I felt relieved being protected from long term exposure to UV rays. However I noticed I started breaking out after using this product. I rarely get acne and I was sad to start getting acne after the use of this product. I continued to use this product to rule out of it was due to the initial response to the product. I continued to use it for a couple months and continued to break out so I switched back to my daily face moisturizer with SPF 15 instead.

      Reviewed by 24 customers

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      4.0

      Really moisturizer

      By Hoangyen

      from Milpitas, CA

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

        I have using it for nearly 1 month. In the winter, my skin is really dry but when i use this product, my skin become soft. It keeps my skin hydrated in about 3 hours and after that i have to apply again.
        It's too expensive with only 1.7 oz but i think it's worth to spend money.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        3.0

        not quite on target

        By Bonchocolat

        from Wilmette, IL

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Long Lasting

        Cons

        • Doesn't Absorb Well

        Best Uses

          Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

          I normally use a different Neutragena moisterizer, but I wanted to try the 50 SPF. Sad to say, it acts more like a sunscreen than a moisterizer - it sits on my face, rather than moisturize, doesn't blend well with foundations or powders and as a sunscreen doesn't add convenience because I still need to do ears, etc.
          With dry winter heat and aging skin, I need moisture always, sunscreen only sometimes.

           
          4.0

          great sun coverage too

          By Barbara

          from NYC

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Deep Moisturization

            Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

            I need sunblock.....this adds a nice moisture cream

             
            3.0

            a little burn feeling after apply it

            By betty

            from van nuys ca 91405

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Moisturizes Well

            Cons

            • A Little Burn Feeling

            Best Uses

              Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

              it do good moisturizing the skin, it help to easy
              on appling the makeup. but it is a little
              burn feeling after applying it on my face.

               
              2.0

              I Wanted to Love This but.....

              By Michelle

              from Currently stationed in Kabul,Afghanistan

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good spf protection
              • Moisturizes Well
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Morning

                Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

                It made my skin break out! I normally use Philosophy's Hope in a Jar with SPF 30, but I am looking for a replacement since it is a little pricey ($30+) and drugstore.com no longer carries it, so I decided to give this moisturizer by Neutrogena a try. Normally I have pretty easy going skin but this made my face breakout after a couple of days of use. I applied it in the morning after my shower and it made my skin look so healthy... like it was glowing! BUT after two days it made my face break out, not horribly, but enough to make me concerned. I discontinued use for a few days and my face cleared up. I loved the way this made my skin looked so I decided to try it out again but the same thing happened. I stopped using it again and once again my face cleared up. I wanted to love this because of its awesome sun protection and how nice it made my skin looked but the breakouts were a deal breaker. But with that being said, everyone's skin reacts differently to products so this may be perfect for you. Sadly, my search for a moisturizer with at least an SPF of 30 continues.

                 
                5.0

                Worth the money

                By jakesteam

                from Moore, SC

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Softens Skin
                • Works VERY well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Bedtime
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dry/Chapped Skin

                  Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

                  Was for my wife and she has been using it for sometime now and is very happy with this product.

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  I'm not sure this is worth it

                  By Judy

                  from Traverse City

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Absorbs Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Moisturizes Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

                      The moisturizer has some suncscreen in it, but I don't think it really has enough to seriously protect against sun damage. It is meant as a compromise between a moisturizer and a sunscreen, I think, but if you really need a sunscreen you are better off using a product that really provides lots of coverage. And if you don't need a sunscreen, why expose yourself to unnecessary chemicals?

                      I am rather sorry I bought this, and I wouldn't do it again.

                       
                      3.0

                      Works well, but....

                      By Susangel2

                      from Detroit, MI

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Moisturizes Well
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Absorb Well

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

                        I decided to try this mosturizer because I did not the the way my usual one felt on my skin. I have used Nuetrogena for years, but had never tried this one before. While it does protect my face from the sun, and goes on smoothly, it does not asorb well and leaves a white film on my skin, which makes me look even paler than normal. This may not be a problem for someone who uses foundation over it, but didn't work well for me.

                         
                        1.0

                        Not for oily skin

                        By alphajane

                        from Jersey City, NJ

                        describe yourself Budget Buyer

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Too Greasy or Heavy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

                            I almost never review items, but WOW was this moisturizer not for me. Since I have oily skin, I find it important to have a good moisturizer so that my skin doesn't dry out and overproduce oil later. But this feels so greasy on my face! It feels like I'm wearing only greasy sunscreen. I've been using this for about two weeks now and my face has been constantly breaking out too. At first, I thought it was just my diet, but when I went back to my old moisturizer and my skin looked much better. Also, as other reviewers have pointed out, if this gets anywhere near your eyes, it will sting.

                            I'm not saying it's bad, I'm just saying it's probably not for people like me with oily skin who need more of a water or gel-based moisturizer. And note: I also have very sensitive skin, so that might have played a role too. So if you're one of those people, definitely pass on this. I'll stick to my regular moisturizer with the spray Neutrogena sunscreen on top.

                             
                            5.0

                            love it

                            By thick and wavy

                            from Boston

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                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Absorbs Quickly
                            • Disappears on your skin
                            • Goes On Smoothly
                            • Not Greasy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily moisturizer

                              Comments about Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex, 1.7 oz:

                              I use this daily on my day off, it is great!

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                            • directions

                              Smooth liberally on face, neck and other exposed areas every morning after cleansing.  Reapply if excess perspiration or product wear occurs.  Works well alone, under make-up, or over a serum.

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